Criminal Lawyer Raymore
When you have been accused of a crime or you have been arrested, the first phone call you should make if you are being held is to a criminal lawyer Raymore MO. The Joshua Wilson Law Firm handles many types of criminal cases from minor traffic offenses to violent crimes. Whether you are guilty or not, an attorney may be able to help you get the charges reduced or dismissed.
Arrested? Call a Criminal Lawyer Raymore MO
Once you have been arrested and processed, you will be given a chance to call a friend, relative or a criminal lawyer Raymore MO. If at all possible, contact your attorney first, since you may not have a chance for additional phone calls. If you must call a friend or relative first, make sure you give them your attorney's phone number. We will need to be there for your arraignment, which may be the same day or the next morning. At your arraignment, you'll find out what your bond is, if you haven't already been told. We will try to get the bond reduced to a manageable amount if it is high. We will also try to get you released on your own recognizance if the bond is lower or if the court allows it for more serious crimes.
If you know you are guilty of a crime, it's still important to contact an attorney. The Joshua Wilson Law Firm will attempt to get the charges reduced or dropped. If you are not guilty, it is even more important to contact a criminal lawyer. We will “demand discovery,” which means that we will ask the state to turn over any evidence it has against you. Along with your side of the story, we will craft the best defense for your circumstances. For example, we may be able to get some traffic charges dropped or lowered so that you don't incur points on your license. We may be able to have a DUI dropped if we can show that the field tests were done improperly or if we can show that you were on legal prescription medications. Even with a violent crime such as murder, we may be able to get the charges reduced. We can't guarantee any results, as the court will do as it sees fit, but we can try to strike a deal with the prosecutor for reduced or dropped charges. If the court accepts the deal we make the prosecutor, you could have less time in prison or jail. You may not even spend any time locked up.
It's never a good idea to represent yourself in any type of criminal matter. Criminal laws and the consequences of a crime that you may or may not have committed follow you around for the rest of your life. A conviction can affect your ability to work, get an apartment or even buy a house. A traffic conviction may even get your license revoked for the rest of your life if you have previous traffic convictions. Instead of taking a chance with your life, contact a criminal attorney as soon as possible.
Types of Cases We Handle
- Violent crimes such as murder and rape,
- Traffic offenses,
- Theft crimes including armed robbery,
- Sex crimes,
- Drug crimes,
- Probation violations,
- Juvenile crimes, and
- Drug Crimes
- Criminal Enterprises
The Joshua Wilson Law Firm handles many types of cases, including but not limited to:
The sooner we can start working on your case, the sooner we can try to get you out of jail or get the charges reduced or dropped. It takes some time to get the evidence from the prosecutor and the sooner we can get that done, the better off you will be.
Contact The Joshua Wilson Law Firm
If you have been accused of a crime or if you have been arrested and arraigned, contact The Joshua Wilson Law Firm as soon as possible so that we may start working on your defense.